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Letters to Our Sons – April 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 5, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons
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Dear Cody,

I can’t believe another month has come and gone. Time flies. And as you get older you’ll realize that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by.

This my son is one reason you must appreciate each day. Each hour. Each minute.

I love writing a monthly letter to you, Cody, because it will be a way for both of us to look back and remember what you were doing… what was going on in your life during a particular time of your life. I am sorry I didn’t start the ‘Letters to Our Sons‘ when you were a baby. But better late than never.

As for March, it was filled with so much awesomeness! April has started off amazingly well, also. Since this letter is being written on April 4th, I am including the very beginning of this month, too.

Some of the things that happened this month — you got all A’s again on your report card. You won 1st place in County in your 4H speech demonstration in Engineering and got to advance to Regionals. You won’t be able to make the competition because you also got cast in “Sarah Plain and Tall” at Knoxville Children’s Theatre and will have a performance the night of the 4H competition.

Speaking of Knoxville Children’s Theatre, we got to go see “Bridge to Terabithia, and you loved it! We went on our first hike of the year this month, you had a sleepover, and celebrated Easter. Oh, and the first day of Spring (it snowed) and Spring Break!

We pulled a great April Fool’s joke on you. And yes we laughed (and laughed) at your expense. You’ll definitely know who you get your sense of humor from. 🙂

I’m incredibly proud of you, Cody, as always. You excel at everything you do.

I’ve also enjoyed watching you sing and dance. You have done a lot more singing and dancing than usual this month… and you’re Harlem Shake has been entertaining, to say the least.

As of writing this, you only have 33 days of school left. Enjoy every one of them! You’ll never experience 4th grade again, so make them memorable.

I love you with all my heart!


fun things to do with cardboard boxes

Cody’s cardboard clubhouse… it’s three boxes taped together with a box with on top he can sit and look out from 🙂

Hike in the Smoky Mountains

Which way should we go? This way!!!

grocery shopping green bean chips

Please don’t make me eat green bean chips!

first day of spring snow

First day of Spring 2013… Snow

April Fool's joke

I’m serious! Okay, just joking!

Easter 2013

Easter 2013

These monthly letters to our sons and photographs are a part of a circle. We will be publishing our letters on the first Fridays of every month. So please follow and check out the circle continuing with my friend Brandy’s letter.



13 Responses to Letters to Our Sons – April 2013

  1. Lisa says:

    Love this letter!

  2. It’s beautiful, and I’m just so impressed with how much he accomplishes, and his talents!

  3. Brandy says:

    What a great month he had! Congrats on the A’s on your report card! I really loved the photos you chose!

  4. Love the letter and photos! What a great idea. A very talented young man..and looks like a great Easter was had by all!!!

  5. Holly Thomas says:

    I really enjoyed reading the letter and looking at the great photos!!

  6. A very accomplished little boy…and a character too 🙂

  7. Linda B says:

    Congrats on getting all straight A’s Cody!!

  8. Ashley - Embracing Beauty says:

    Aww how sweet! I love this letter!

  9. Marcie W. says:

    What a beautiful letter! Your son looked wonderful on Easter and I especially love the photo of him laughing.

  10. Corina Ramos says:

    This was the first time I read a post like this, very sweet. My boys are young adults now and we have so much fun. The pranks get better by the way and watch out because they’ll start pulling them on you now 🙂

    This is a great way to enjoy and experience your children growing up. Loved it girl 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  11. cylina williams says:

    Such a great idea for you to write a letter to your kids! This is something they will love to look back at!